Four Questions for Animal Lovers

I like human beings. I happen to be married to one, I’m the father of three more, and they are wonderful creatures. But I’ll be honest, there are times I prefer the company of animals. Like the 7-pound fur ball that licks peanut butter off my fingers each morning. So in honour of the critters that make us grin and laugh out loud, we’ve put together the very first Laugh Again Animal trivia quiz. Give yourself a point for each correct answer.


1) If the following animals were to compete in a race, which would win?
a) Horse
b) Ostrich
c) Gerbil
Answer? Ostriches and horses run at nearly the same speed. Both can maintain a pace of close to 50 km per hour / that’s 30 miles an hour. So give yourself a point if you picked either horse or ostrich. The gerbil is still chewing on a tuft of grass near the starting blocks.


2) What do you call a group of flamingos?
a) A flamboyance
b) A fluffle
c) A flirtation
d) A prickle
Answer: Flamboyance. A fluffle is a group of rabbits, a prickle refers to porcupines. A flirtation is a group of teenagers.


3) How does a male Gentoo penguin propose to his potential lifetime mate?
a) By draping seaweed over her shoulders
b) By singing a Willie Nelson song
c) By presenting them with a pebble
d) By having the words “will you marry me?” displayed on a Jumbotron.
The correct answer is b) Singing a Willie Nelson song. Ok, I’m pulling your leg, it’s c). When a male Gentoo penguin falls beak over tail for a female, he selects smoothest pebble he can find and places it at her feet. If she accepts, she places the pebble in her nest and the two begin to send out invitations.


4) Which of the following statements are true?
a) Houseflies always hum in the key of F
b) Norway recently knighted a penguin. His name is Colonel-in-Chief Sir Nils Olav.
c) Turtles can breathe through their posteriors. (If you don’t know what this is ask your mother.)


If you picked any of these answers, you’re correct. Well done. How did you do? If you got 27 points, you cheated. But if you had 3 of 4 right, congratulations, you win a free subscription to Laugh Again AudioMail. Worth an estimated value of 112 pesos. Subscribe on our Laugh Again homepage.


You know, God loves animals too. After all, He came up with these amazing creatures. Jesus tells us in Matthew 10 that, “not even one sparrow will fall to the ground outside of our Father’s care…so don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” You are loved. You’re in God’s care today. So trust Him. And if you need a good laugh, find a dog and feed it peanut butter. Or find a friend and sing them a Willie Nelson song.

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Phil Callaway

Phil Callaway, the host of Laugh Again, is an award-winning author and speaker, known worldwide for his humorous yet perceptive look at life.

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